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America as second creation : technology and narratives of new beginnings

Auteur: David E Nye
Uitgever: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : MIT Press, 2003.
Editie/Formaat:   Print book : EngelsAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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After 1776, the former American colonies started to re-imagine themselves as a unified, self-created community. Technologies had an important role in the resulting national narratives, and David Nye here explores the stories that clustered around these technologies.
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Soort document: Boek
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: David E Nye
ISBN: 0262140810 9780262140812 0262640597 9780262640596
OCLC-nummer: 316490180
Beschrijving: 400 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Inhoud: In the American beginning --
Preconditions --
1. Narrating the assimilation of nature --
2. Surveying the ground --
First narratives: the axe --
3. Axe, clearing, cabin --
The nurturing forest --
Second narrative: the mill --
5. The mill, or "natural power" --
Pollution and class conflict --
Third narrative: the canal and the railroad --
7. "Let us conquer space" --
8. "The route of superior desolation" --
Fourth narrative: irrigation --
9. "Conquered rivers are better servants than wild clouds" --
10. Water monopoly: Federal irrigation and factories in the field --
Metannarrative: synthesis and rebuttal --
11. Progress, or entropy? --
Second creation, conservation, and wilderness.
Verantwoordelijkheid: David E. Nye.

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An exploration of the dialogue that emerged after 1776 between different visions of what it meant to use new technologies to transform the land.  Meer lezen...

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America as Second Creation is a thought-provoking, readable and vital addition to the literature of American studies. -- Richard Haw American Studies Mr. Nye [is] a remarkable chronicler of how Meer lezen...

 
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